Noah Schwartz Wins WPT Jacksonville

Noah Schwartz Wins WPT JacksonvilleNoah Schwartz has won the WPT Jacksonville, after defeating a field of 477 players over four days to lift the title, and collect the $402,970 first place prize.
By the time the $3,500 buy-in tournament reached its final table of six, Miami Beach resident Noah Schwartz was the chip leader with 43% of the chips in play. Just five hours is  all it then took for Schwartz to take down the prestigious title, and earn a $25,000 ticket to the WPT World Championship for the end of the season.
First to exit the final table was Lee Markholt (A-K), who five-bet shoved over the top of three raisers only to be called by Noah Schwartz with Q-Q. The board then rolled out 10-5-5-J-7 to eliminate Markholt in 6th for $61,819. Schwartz (K-K) followed up by calling Brian Senie’s 12bb preflop shove (Q-10) to dispatch him to the rail in 5th ($77,083)
Next was the turn of Byron Kaverman to thin out the competition, starting with Hans Winzeler (A-J), who moved all-in over the top of Kaverman’s (3-3) raise. Making the call, the board subsequently produced K-9-6-Q-9 to eliminate Winzeler in 4th ($106,848). A pocket pair was also good for Kaverman (8-8) to see off Ryan Hartmann (Q-J) in 3rd ($153,403), thus ushering in the heads-up play between Noah Schwartz and Byron Kaverman.
At this stage, the players were fairly even in chips with over 80bbs each, but it wouldn’t take more than a few dozen hands before the tournament had its winner. Schwartz (Qs-10s) on the button limp-called Kaverman’s (10c-9c) raise, and was greeted with a 10h-9s-3h flop. Schwartz then called his opponent bet on the flop before re-raising all-in when a 4s arrived on the turn. Luckily for Schwartz, a Qc fell on the river to make him two pair to close out the title.
Schwartz was then crowned the 2012 WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble champion, while Byron Kaverman had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $236,592.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1st    Noah Schwartz    $402,970
2nd    Byron Kaverman    $236,592
3rd    Ryan Hartmann    $153,403
4th    Hans Winzeler    $106,848
5th    Brian Senie    $77,083
6th    Lee Markholt    $61,819

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